I would find it hard to be a senior leader in a school on only 2 days a week. It's all about relationships- with staff, with parents, with children. How would you have the time, and just be present enough, to form those relationships effectively?
I would be worried about ending up as a data monkey and becoming very detached from the life of the school.
I don't think that's the same at all, and possibly being 'present' as a parent could be a hindrance.
For example, if a parent starts shouting at an NQT outside a classroom at pick up time, and you see because you are there doing your own pick up, what are you going to do? Walk away from the teacher because you are there as a parent and have your children next to you? Or go and stand with her to support as you would if you were 'at work'. Tricky either way.
I've made an appointment with the head tomorrow for an 'informal chat'. I'm hoping to find out a bit about the dynamic with the other pt deputy, the leadership structure of the school as a whole and what the head hopes that the successful applicant will achieve for the school.
Is there anything else that would be crucial for me to ask?